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Navajo Portraits by Justin Merriman

1.) Clayton Long, 65, at San Juan High School on October 2, 2018 in Blanding, Utah. 2.) Tiana Sam, 16, Miss Blue Mountain Unity Princess 2017-18, photographed at San Juan High School on October 3, 2018 in Blanding, Utah. "It's important to me to save our culture and language because I'm full Navajo. Its important to pass it on to the next generation," says Sam. 3.) Marion Sequaptewa, 16, holds her great grandfather's ceremonial basket, as she is photographed at San Juan High School on October 2, 2018 in Blanding, Utah. "My Grandpa always tells me I'm not a true Navajo if I don't speak the language," she says. "It's important to me because other tribes are forgetting their language. I don't want my tribe to forget ours." 4.) Demarian Benally, 14, photographed at San Juan High School on October 2, 2018 in Blanding, Utah. Banally says, "It is important to me to save Navajo language and protect our tradition. Our culture will be stronger and others will be able to learn it." 5.) Syiera Tsosie, 14, at San Juan High School on October 2, 2018 in Blanding, Utah. "I grew up with Navajo. My mom taught me like her mother did. Navajo is passed down. Today many families are losing their traditional ways." 6.) Charlotta Lacy, a teacher at San Juan High School is photographed on October 2, 2018 in Blanding, Utah. 7.) Claramae Armajo, 14, photographed at San Juan High School on October 2, 2018 in Blanding, Utah. "My great grandmother used to speak to me in Navajo. I'm very thankful that she and my grandma taught me." 8.) Esperanzo Lee, 16, holds her Navajo flute, as she is photographed at San Juan High School on October 2, 2018 in Blanding, Utah. "It's a good thing to keep our culture and language alive. It's something we need to keep going for our youth. It brings happiness to our elders that we can share and show our culture is still here," says Lee.

A Family's Fears by Justin Merriman

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Countdown to Election Day by Justin Merriman

March For Our Lives by Justin Merriman

 Kristine Hayes of Greensburg, Pa., holds up a 'March for Our Lives' sign as Martin Palla, 33, of Rostraver Township, Pa., stands with his AR-15 rifle across the street from demonstrators joining in the ‘March for Our Lives' rally at the Westmoreland County Courthouse on Friday, March 23, 2018 in Greensburg, Pa. 

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join marches across the country on Saturday in response to the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that claimed 17 lives last month. The demonstrators are calling for stricter gun control and an end to gun violence in our schools and communities. 

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Kristine Hayes of Greensburg, Pa., holds up a 'March for Our Lives' sign as Martin Palla, 33, of Rostraver Township, Pa., stands with his AR-15 rifle across the street from demonstrators joining in the ‘March for Our Lives' rally at the Westmoreland County Courthouse on Friday, March 23, 2018 in Greensburg, Pa. 

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join marches across the country on Saturday in response to the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that claimed 17 lives last month. The demonstrators are calling for stricter gun control and an end to gun violence in our schools and communities.  - Justin Merriman / American Reportage

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President Donald Trump by Justin Merriman

President Donald Trump speaks to an invited crowd of several hundred supporters during an official visit at H&K Equipment, a rental and sales company for specialized material handling solutions in North Fayette, Pennsylvania, on January 18, 2018. Trump visited the facility to talk about the Republican tax reform policy that was passed in late December and to endorse Republican nominee for the 18th Congressional District race, Rick Saccone. 

Saccone is running against Democratic nominee Conor Lamb in the special election in the 18th Congressional District to replace Tim Murphy, who resigned in disgrace over a sex scandal. Read more about the President's visit at the Washington Examiner

Pittsburgh's Strip District by Justin Merriman

Stephanie Strasburg and I recently took our Pittsburgh Filmmakers documentary photography class for a photo walk through Pittsburgh's Strip District. These are a few of the images that I made on the walk. 

Along the Promenade by Justin Merriman

Daren Johnson, 64, busks on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 along the promenade of the Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall in Winchester, Va. Johnson, a retired school teacher and former supporter of Hillary Clinton, is exhausted by recent elections, but will vote in the upcoming gubernatorial election. Being uninsured and relying on a free healthcare clinic he cares deeply about the state of healthcare in America. Read more about this story in The New York Post

Trump Signs by Justin Merriman

Leon Moyer, 60, owner of JL Signs stands in front of his business on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2017 in Ruffs Dale, Pa. Moyer has continued to make and sale pro-Trump signs and bumper stickers long after the election has passed.  Read more about Moyer in the New York Post.

Shooting of a Judge by Justin Merriman

William 'Thuggy' Robinson sits on the porch of his longtime-friend Nathaniel "Snake" Richmond on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 in Steubenville, Ohio. Richmond was shot and killed Monday in front of the Jefferson County courthouse after he ambushed Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr., and open fired on him.  Justin Merriman for DailyMail.com

A photo of Nathaniel "Snake" Richmond sits on a table on his porch on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 in Steubenville, Ohio. Richmond was shot and killed Monday in front of the Jefferson County courthouse after he ambushed Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr., and open fired on him. Justin Merriman for DailyMail.com

Sheriff Fred Abdalla sits in his office as he discusses the shooting of Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr.,  on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 in Steubenville, Ohio. Justin Merriman for DailyMail.com

A statue stands on top of the Jefferson County courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.  Justin Merriman for DailyMail.com

A memorial sits at the site where an April 2015 fire took the lives of Mae Etta Richmond, 70, and Te'on Dillard, 2, along Wellesley Avenue in Steubenville, Ohio on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. The fire was part of a wrongful death suit that Nathaniel Richmond filed on behalf of his mother, Mae Etta and had pending before Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. Richmond was shot and killed on Monday after he ambushed the Judge Bruzzese outside of the Jefferson County courthouse. 
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Curtis Golsby stands in front of the home of Nathaniel "Snake" Richmond, after Golsby was released from the Jefferson County jail on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 in Steubenville, Ohio. Golsby was with Richmond when he went to the Jefferson County courthouse and ambushed Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr., and open fired on him. Richmond was shot and killed during the incident.  Justin Merriman for DailyMail.com

Nathaniel 'Snake' Richmond was killed after he waited for Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese, Jr. to arrive at the courthouse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. When Richmond saw the judge he exited his car and opened fire, wounding the judge. The judge and a probation officer returned firing, killing Richmond, 51. Read more about this story at Daily Mail.

Rodeo Cowboys by Justin Merriman

 A cowboy stands in the back pens behind the chutes as the sun sets at the Fort Armstrong Professional Rodeo on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in Ford City, Pa. 

 A cowboy prepares for his ride in the back pens behind the chutes as the sun sets at the Fort Armstrong Professional Rodeo on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in Ford City, Pa. 

 A cowboy rides a horse in the saddle bronc riding competition at the Fort Armstrong Professional Rodeo on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in Ford City, Pa.